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Special Education Degree and Certification Programs

Master's Degree Programs

Master's (M.Ed.) Special Education

Graduates work as special education teachers in both public and private K-12 classrooms. 

Master's (M.Ed.) Special Education & Dual PA State Certification in 7-12 Special and General Education

Graduates work as secondary general and special education teachers in both public and private K-12 classrooms. 

Master's (M.Ed.) Special Education & Dual PA State Certification in PreK-8 Special Ed and PreK-4 General Ed

Graduates work as secondary general and special education teachers in both public and private K-12 classrooms. 

Master's (M.Ed.) Special Education & PA State PreK-8 or 7-12 Special Education Certification

Graduates work as elementary and secondary special education and/or general education teachers in both public and private K-12 classrooms. 

Doctoral Degree Program

Ph.D. Special Education

Our program prepares students for careers in educational leadership in higher education as teacher trainers, consultants, and researchers.

Pennsylvania State Certification Program

Special Education Certification PreK-8 or 7-12

This 23-credit (minimum) program is designed for graduate students seeking additional certification as Special Education teachers.

Professional Development Certificate Program

Certificate in Behavior Analysis

This certificate program provides a concentration of coursework in behavior analysis for practitioners interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in implementing evidence-based behavioral support strategies. These course hours can be applied to the coursework required for the Pennsylvania Behavior Specialist licensure (you will need to meet additional hours and requirements to qualify).